This month at The MIM, things are getting all shook up!
If you love the king of rock ‘n roll, The Musical Instrument Museum is hosting a weekend event in honor of the one, the only, Elvis.
Watch the classic “Jailhouse Rock” on the big screen and celebrate The King with iconic Elvis items from the gift shop, an Elvis-themed scavenger hunt and a photobooth where you can strike a pose with the costumes and props of Elvis.
For those more creative types, you’ll have a chance to make your own Elvis! It might not be able to sing “Falling in Love with You,” but it may slightly resemble him. Try your hand at the Elvis stick puppet, where kids and adults can like can get help from volunteer team members, who will guide you in the creation of a movable stick puppet and show you how to make him play guitar and dance.
Even the lunch menu reflects the late king of modern music, with down-home Southern treats served at the MIM’s Café Allegro. After lunch, commemorate the day with a caricature drawn by a local artist and participate in the Elvis quiz, a big team trivia game. The winner will receive a $25 MIM gift card.
The King achieved superstardom and popular success in music, film and media in ways that nobody else had before or has since. As the final event of the day, you’ll be able to join Dr. Rich Walter, The MIM’s associate curator for North America, for a discussion of the unique circumstances that established Elvis as the superstar who pioneered a new pattern of pop culture that we still see in today’s celebrities.
Take a trip down memory lane and look at everything Elvis Presley did for the world of music, and, well… the world in general!
Musical Icon: Elvis, The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, 480.478.6000, mim.org, Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, all day, free with museum admission